Masahiro Tanaka was dominant for 7.0 innings before a power outage delay and ninth-inning eruption put things out of reach as the Yankees beat the Rays, 7-1, on Sunday afternoon in Tampa Bay. >> Box score
Five Takeaways from Sunday's game...
1) Blake Snell came out of the gate firing, dominating the Yankees through the first 4.0 innings while striking out 10 batters. But the Yanks nicked him in the fifth inning, with Mike Tauchman driving an RBI double to center field and DJ LeMahieu striking an RBI single as New York went up, 2-1.
2) Tanaka's stuff wasn't as nasty as Snell's, but he was tremendous in his own right, with the only blemish against him coming on an Austin Meadows solo homer in the sixth inning that cut the lead to 2-1. Overall, Tanaka allowed one run on five hits while walking none and striking out seven in 7.0 innings.
3) With the Yanks up, 3-1, Zack Britton worked in and out of a jam in the bottom of the eighth. And then, the power went out...
4) The power outage led to a delay of roughly 45 minutes, as fans jokingly tried to light the field with their cell phones, Yankees relievers laid on the ground in the bullpen, and music blared and fans sang along. After the delay ended, the Yankees erupted for four runs in the top of the ninth to up their lead to 7-1 and put the game away.
5) In hs first appearance since returning from the minors, Chad Green struck out the side in the ninth inning to nail things down.
Masahiro Tanaka with a superb start vs. last year's AL Cy Young winner 🔥- YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 12, 2019
7.0 IP | 5 H | 1 ER | 7 K | 0 BB pic.twitter.com/WHz47gkK6z
Bruce Springsteen concert or baseball game?- Cut4 (@Cut4) May 12, 2019
The lights went out at the Trop so the fans tried to help out.
The Yankees open a three-game series against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night at 6:35.
RHP Jonathan Loaisiga faces RHP David Hess.